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Tutorial: Hand-painted Roses

I’m extremely happy with how these turned out! The nice thing about roses is that they don’t have to be absolutely perfect to look gorge! Here’s the final result:

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I got the inspiration from Katy Perry. I absolutely love her nails, she always has such crazy designs. See the rose mani below (top left)?

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If you are curious as to how to create this look yourself, check out my photo tutorial 🙂

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The polishes I used were:

  • Black: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Black Out”
  • White: Modi
  • Red: Tip Top 958 “Corel Candy”
  • Maroon: Modi 68 “Riding Hood”
  • Pink: Modi 4 “Nude Shine Orange” (it’s in Korean, but I think that’s what it says)
  • Green:Nail Cone It Girl’s 1762 “Mint Cone”


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And all that I can see…

Our new apartment has a beautiful lemon tree hanging over our balcony. I just couldn’t resist doing a lemon manicure! I mean, all you nail artists out there would have done the same, right?

So I did a very simple lemon-style manicure. I started with a white undercoat. I used a dotting tool to make some circular/oval yellow shapes. I then used a nail art brush to paint on some cute lime green leaves. Topped off with some brown dots and lines to give more detail. What do you think?

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Now that I’m settled in (well, two out of three suitcases are unpacked), I’m going to try be more active with my posts. I’m looking forward to doing some awesome, creative manicures and tutorials in the near future! – I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!


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Autumn colours :)

All around Seoul at the moment are the most beautiful autumn trees. The bright yellows are such a beautiful colour.This is the road outside the school where I work.

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The whole time I was away I couldn’t wait to get home and do a fall manicure. So.. here is my attempt 🙂

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I used a nail art brush to make little leaves. I tried to make it subtle and used lots of different colours to give it depth. However, I wasn’t crazy about the end result. I used Skin Food, Konad and Holika Holika (Korean brands). Here are the polishes I used.

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I’m happy I tried it out, but it’s not my favourite mani. I can’t wait to keep trying new things 🙂 What do you think?

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